Scientists Describe New Farlowella Catfish Species
05 Jul, 2019
A new species of Farlowella is described from the Bermejo River basin, in Salta and Jujuy provinces, northwestern Argentina. The new species belongs to the Farlowella nattereri species group. The new species is diagnosed by the following combination of characters: marbled rostrum, five rows of lateral plates series, relatively short snout (snout-mouth length less than 50.0% of head length), complete half-moon shaped spot on caudal fin, and short predorsal distance (37.8-41.8% of standard length).
Check out the full open-access article for additional images and discussion of this new Loricariid species. Read, “A new species of Farlowella (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the upper Bermejo River, La Plata River basin, northwestern Argentina,” by authors Guillermo E. Terán, Gustavo A. Ballen, Felipe Alonso, Gastón Aguilera, and J. Marcos Mirande, published in the journal Neotropical Ichthyology.